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Best things to do in Melbourne

The sights of Melbourne may not be as famous as rival Sydney's, but the charm of the world's "most livable city" nevertheless draws tourists from far and wide. Melburnians know how to have a good time, and so will you if you know what to see and do!

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Melbourne Cricket Ground

As the birthplace of Test Cricket and the "spiritual home of Australian Rules Football," it's worth catching a game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground just for the atmosphere, even if you don't know what's going on!

Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere and has been the heart and soul of Melbourne life since 1878. Treat yourself to one of its famous hot doughnuts if nothing else!

Eureka Tower

Named after the Eureka Rebellion that ushered in Australian democracy, the Eureka Tower is the city's tallest building. It offers spectacular views from its Skydeck.

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Melbourne Aquarium

Located on the north bank of the Yarra River, the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is one of the city's top attractions. Discover over 2,000 different creatures across 12 habitat zones!

Photo: Chris Phutully @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Melbourne Zoo

If you don't have time to venture out into Australia's expansive outback, have no fear! You can visit many of the country's endemic species at its largest zoo.

Melbourne City Centre

Tour Melbourne City Centre with sightseeing opportunities that include the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens and Hoddle Grid's historic lanes and arcades.

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Melbourne Museum

Visit Melbourne Museum to learn more about the city and its... well, everything really! From dinosaurs to early computers, don't expect to cover it all in an afternoon!

Planning your Melbourne visit

When to go?

The best time to visit Melbourne is during fall (March to May). Not only is the weather at its most tolerable, but the changing colors of the city's foliage lend an air of charm to its Victorian-era buildings. If you can, try to catch the annual Food and Wine Festival during the first half of March!

How many days?

If the purpose of your visit is simply to see Melbourne's sights then you will need at least 2 or 3 days. That said, Melbourne has a multitude of festivals happening year round so consider staying for a bit longer if any of them take your fancy!

Good to Know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    Australian Dollar ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+10:00)
  • Country Code
    +61
  • Best time to visit
    The Australian fall, from March to May, is especially pleasant!

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What people are saying about Melbourne

Great food, great wine and a great tour guide

Had a wonderful day, Travis was great and made you feel very welcome. He was fun and knew his stuff, shared some great history and local knowledge. The mix of food and wine was really good and so so tasty. Great day
Yarra Valley: Full-Day Gourmet Tour Reviewed by Maggie, 05/22/2016

great way to check out the places you may never see as a tourist

Our Guide was great, she was really friendly and she knew her stuff and if she didn't, she was willing to look it up to provide a answer. The lunch afterwards was really yummy as well. Thanks heaps
Melbourne Lanes & Arcades Tour with Lunch Reviewed by Maggie, 05/20/2016

It was the most informative experience I have had a a long time

I was on my own in Melbourne. I booked the trip and was a little apprehensive. I met my guide and my group at Federation Square. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and his knowledge of Melbourne and things that I never knew about the architecture and hidden treasures.
Melbourne Lanes & Arcades Tour with Lunch Reviewed by Margaret, 05/13/2016

Stunning amazing nature that you propobly won't find without tourguide

The tourguide Nici was perfect. She made us having fun the whole day and gave us all important information to know. There was no question remaining open. The tour itself shows stunning amazing points of the great ocean road. We had luck and the weather was fine. Nevertheless please take a jacket and an umbrella with you just to be sure. Do not forget the camera! ;-) Best tour I've ever had. I want to recommend this tour to everybody!!!
Great Ocean Road Day Tour from Melbourne Reviewed by Renate, 05/08/2016

Kahlid's knowledge of the area made this the perfect tour!

This small group experience allows everyone ample time to see, explore and capture each promised attraction. This full day excursion factors scheduled stops so one never goes more than 1.5 hours before the next rest stop - very important if you travel with children! Our guide, Kahlid, was very informative and prepared - right down to the sunflower seeds to feed the parrots! An added bonus was all the great photos that were sent to us afterwards! The guide's professionalism, the group size, the comfortable coach and total fulfillment as advertised makes this a company I will recommend to family and friends.
Australia's Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Full-Day Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 04/13/2016

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